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The Turning: A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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The anti-Vietnam War movement in the United States is perhaps best remembered for its young, counterculture student protesters. However, the Vietnam War was the first conflict in American history in which a substantial number of military personnel actively protested the war while it was in progress.

In The Turning, Andrew Hunt reclaims the history of the Vietnam Veterans Ag
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Hardcover, 258 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by New York University Press (first published May 1st 1999)
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Craig Werner
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sixties, vietnam
Readable history of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and a necessary corrective to the (politically driven) myth that the anti-war movement was spearheaded by elitist upper/middle class college students. Placing the spotlight on individuals who entered VVAW at various points along the way, Hunt does a nice job exploring its relationship with other organizations that shared some, but usually not all, of its aims. I learned a lot about the differences between VVAW and Veterans for Peace which ...more
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